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Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation research reports, 1942-2007
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1645
Extent:   7.5 linear feet
Abstract:   This collection contains research reports for the purpose of developing and elaborating exhibits and interpretations of the Hagley Museum. The reports were prepared by a permanent research staff and by participants in the Hagley Fellowship Program. The research reports also include scholarly articles that use Hagley's collections or are about subjects that pertain to Hagley's mission.
Wright family papers, 1785-1902, bulk 1809-1876
Creator: Wright family
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1665
Extent:   16.67 linear feet
Abstract:   Samuel Gardiner Wright (1781-1845) was a West Jersey Quaker merchant and ironmaster who conducted a wide-ranging mercantile business based in Philadelphia, iron furnaces in the New Jersey Pine Barrens and in southern Delaware and maintained a country house and farm in Monmouth County, N.J. The papers document his varied business interests, especially iron manufacture and sales. There are smaller quantities of papers from his wife, sons and grandson.
Brown Instrument Company records, 1925-1960
Creator: Brown Instrument Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1728
Extent:   54 linear feet
Abstract:   The records of the Brown Instrument Company consist of research files documenting the development of measuring instruments and industrial control systems used in continuous process manufacturing.
Penn Virginia Corporation records, 1864-1981
Creator: Penn Virginia Corporation
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1764
Extent:   117.3 linear feet
Abstract:   Penn Virginia Corporation was incorporated as the Virginia Coal & Iron Company on January 6, 1882. It was one of many firms established by a group of interrelated entrepreneurs headed by John Leisenring (1819-1884), a Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania, civil and mining engineer. The records of Penn Virginia Corporation cover the development and operations of the Virginia Coal & Iron Company, a large southern Appalachian land company, with some information on its immediate neighbors and local support facilities.
Delaware and Bound Brook Railroad Company records, 1872-1979
Creator: Delaware and Bound Brook Railroad Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1776
Extent:   12.6 linear feet
Abstract:   The Delaware and Bound Brook Railroad Company was incorporated in 1874, for the purpose of forming a second railroad route between the cities of New York and Philadelphia.Their records consist primarily of basic corporate documents such as minutes, account books, annual reports to the I.C.C., and agreements.
Philadelphia Electric Company records, 1836-1953, bulk 1890-1915
Creator: Philadelphia Electric Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1780
Extent:   36 microfilm reels
Abstract:   The Philadelphia Electric Company was incorporated under the laws of Pennsylvania on October 31, 1929, as a merger of The Philadelphia Electric Company (incorporated in Pa. on October 27, 1902), the Philadelphia Suburban-Counties Gas & Electric Company, and three other small utility companies. It is the primary gas and electric company for Philadelphia, its surrounding counties and Cecil and Harford Counties in northeastern Maryland. Their records consist of microfilm copies of the minute books of about 150 of the predecessor companies of the Philadelphia Electric Company.
Pennsylvania Railroad Company records, 1813-1968
Creator: Pennsylvania Railroad Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1807
Extent:   2,000 linear feet and 181 microfilm reels
Abstract:   The Pennsylvania Railroad Company was the largest railroad in the United States in terms of corporate assets and traffic from the last quarter of the nineteenth century until the decline of the northeast's and midwest's dominance of manufacturing. These records provide nearly comprehensive coverage of corporate matters for the entire time span and reasonably complete coverage of the functional departments from 1920 to 1950, with less coverage from 1893 to 1920 and from 1950 to 1968.
Sperry Rand Corporation, Univac Division records, 1935-1985
Creator: Sperry Rand Corporation. Univac Division.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1825.I
Extent:   616 linear feet
Abstract:   The collection documents most of Sperry-Univac's major company functions and includes a large body of materials generated by the Sperry-Honeywell lawsuit that revolved around the question about who invented the first electronic-digital computer.
Sperry-UNIVAC records, 1874-1995
Creator: Sperry Rand Corporation. UNIVAC Division.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1825.II
Extent:   237.25 linear feet
Abstract:   Consists of the administrative, financial, marketing, personnel, and legal records of Sperry UNIVAC and its predecessor companies. Also included are manuals, reports, and publications on hardware and software developed by Sperry UNIVAC; task force reports and studies for developing new products; printed materials from the Systems Programming Library Service; and biographical and historical data.
Sperry Rand Corporation. Remington Rand Division records, Subgroup III. Advertising and Sales Promotion Department, 1830-1975, bulk 1920-1955
Creator: Sperry Rand Corporation. Remington Rand Division.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1825.III
Extent:   30 linear feet
Abstract:   Remington Rand Inc. was incorporated in 1927 as a merger of the Remington Typewriter Company and the Rand Kardex Bureau, Inc. It merged with the Sperry Corporation to form the Sperry Rand Corporation in 1955. The collection contains a large quantity of advertising literature, trade catalogs, and public relations material which the company used to promote its major products, including typewriters, typewriter supplies, record control and storage systems, fire-proof safes, duplicator supplies, punch-card tabulating machines, adding and bookkeping machines.
Klots Throwing Company records, 1896-1918, bulk 1905-1914
Creator: Klots Throwing Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1834
Extent:   3.5 linear feet
Abstract:   The Klots Throwing Company was incorporated in Pennsylvania in 1894. It was one of the largest silk manufacturers in the United States. The collection consists of only fragmentary records from the Mills at Scranton, Carbondale, Archbald, and Forest City in the Lackawanna Valley.
David A. Hounshell and John K. Smith research notes for Science and Corporate Strategy, 1903-1986
Creator: Hounshell, David A.; Smith, John K. (John Kenly), 1951-
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1850
Extent:   8 linear feet
Abstract:   The collection consists of research files compiled by David A. Hounshell and John K. Smith for the purpose of writing Science and Corporate Strategy: DuPont R&D, 1902-1980.
Barton H. Jenks papers, 1830-1910
Creator: Jenks, Barton H. (Barton Howard), 1826-1897
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1852
Extent:   1.25 linear feet
Abstract:   The Jenks family produced talented inventors over several generations and Barton Jenks (1826-1897) was no exception. The family firm was the leading cotton textile machine builder in Pennsylvania. The collection consists of a series of fragments handed down in the Jenks family and includes patents, real estate papers, court records and scrapbooks.
Philadelphia Quartz (PQ) Company records, 1733-1983, bulk 1831-1981
Creator: Philadelphia Quartz Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1865
Extent:   40 linear feet
Abstract:   Founded in 1831 as the Elkinton Company and later renamed, Philadelphia Quartz Company became an important innovator during World War I by discovering silica gels could be used as a base to manufacture catalysts for cracking crude oil molecules to make high-octane gasoline and developing potassium silicate which was adopted for use in cathode ray tubes. The company's records includes business records and the personal papers of the company's founding family.
Central Railroad Company of New Jersey records, 1839-1973
Creator: Central Railroad Company of New Jersey
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1869
Extent:   27 linear feet
Abstract:   The Central Railroad Company of New Jersey operated a main line between New York and Scranton with numerous branches within the state of New Jersey. It was one of the more important anthracite-carrying railroads, with important commuter and terminal facilities in the New York area. The collection primarily consists a set of incomplete minutes of parent, predecessor, and subsidiary companies.
UNITE, Inc. records, 1955-1997
Creator: UNITE, Inc.; USE, Inc.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1881
Extent:   30 linear feet
Abstract:   UNIVAC Scientific Exchange (USE) was formed in 1955, consisting of UNIVAC 1103A computer users (Boeing Airplane Company, Holloman Air Force Base, Lockheed Missile Systems Division and Ramo-Woolridge Corporation) and Sperry-UNIVAC representatives. Their records document the evolving relationship between USE, Inc. and Sperry-UNIVAC including the history of software development through problem issues reported and improvements, response to user demands, and customer expectations.
Elmer Ambrose Sperry papers, 1876-1931
Creator: Sperry, Elmer Ambrose, 1860-1930
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1893
Extent:   27 linear feet
Abstract:   Elmer Sperry (1860-1930) was one of America’s electric pioneers. He founded the Sperry Gyroscope Company in order to develop, manufacture, and market marine gyrostabilizing devices. The papers document Sperry's research and development work and entrepreneurial activities.
Seymour Yuter collection of Technitrol, Inc., lawsuit records, 1945-1976
Creator: Yuter, Seymour C.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1901
Extent:   23 linear feet
Abstract:   Technitrol Inc., was incorporated in 1947 in order to develop computer technology for military and industrial purposes. The collection consists of copies of trial records collected by Seymour C. Yuter, a patent attorney for Technitrol, Inc. including documents from the interlocking suits of Technitrol v. Control Data Corp., Technitrol v. Sperry Rand, and Technitrol v. U.S.A., in which the principal point at issue was, who was the inventor of the magnetic storage drum.
Computer & Communications Industry Association IBM antitrust trial records, 1969-1982
Creator: Computer & Communications Industry Association (U.S.)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1912
Extent:   90 linear feet, 945 microfiche
Abstract:   The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) was involved in duplicating and making available court documents of interest to their members. CCIA assembled documents, assigned their own numbering scheme, and in some cases created microfiche copies of the records. The IBM antitrust trial records consists of CCIA photocopies and microfiche copies of trial transcripts, trial exhibits, depositions, legal memoranda, motions, subpoenas, and other documents relating to antitrust suits brought against IBM throughout the 1970s.
Carney's Point Works Technical Department records, 1906-1968
Creator: E.I. du Pont Nemours and Company. Carney's Point Works.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1914
Extent:   4 linear feet
Abstract:   The Technical Department at DuPont's Carney's Point Works was established to collaborate with scientists at the DuPont Experimental Station and Eastern Laboratory of the Repauno Works to develop new products, maintain quality control, and improve products and processes. The collection focuses on the department's start-up period (1906-1910) and the two World Wars.
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